Drug awareness poster winners announced

The Forest Lake Lions Club announced winners in the annual Drug Awareness Poster Contest. For the 28th year, local school artists created posters reflecting their ideas about drug abuse prevention.

Posters by the local winners in six categories advanced to the District 5M-7 Lions Midwinter Convention in January.

On February 28, first-place checks of $50, second-place checks of $30 and third-place checks of $20 were presented to the winners by Forest Lake Lions Jay Matheson, Stev Stegner and Howard Lestrud. Lion El Ewert chaired the event this past year for the 23rd time.

Judges included Forest Lake Superintendent of Schools Linda Madsen, Forest Lake Area Community Education Director Julie Ohman and retired Forest Lake teacher Shirley Pratt. Also judging were Lions Rick Peterson (Forest Lake Police Chief), Jason Steenblock, Terri Steenblock, Stev Stegner, Lou Trudeau, Nancy Immel, El Ewert and Jay Matheson.

Lions Club Drug Awareness Poster Winners

Kindergarten 

first place: Sadie Fearing, Forest View

second place: Wyatt Vogel, Forest View

third place: Cullen Parent, Forest View

Grades 1-2

first place: Nahima Gonzalez, LILA

second place: Alli Schauls, St. Peter’s

third place: Dan Steffes, St. Peter’s

Grades 3-4 

first place: Lauren Skalsky, Forest Lake

second place: Natalie Kampshoff, Forest Lake

third place: Josie Ziernicki, St. Peter’s

Grade 5

first place: Sara Gutz, Forest Lake

second place: Caleb Kasa, Forest Lake

third place: Ethan Mate, Forest Lake

Grades 6-7

first place: Sarah Schuler, North Lakes Academy

second place: Allison Witzmann, Century

third place: Isabel Friesen, North Lakes Academy

Grades 8-12 

first place: Brittney Severeid, Southwest

second place: Hanna Storvick, North Lakes Academy

third place: Kaeleigh Doboratz, Southwest

With kindergarten classmates surrounding them, Forest View Elementary winners in the drug awareness poster contest are Wyatt Vogel, second place; Sadie Fearing, first place and Cullen Parent, third place.

With kindergarten classmates surrounding them, Forest View Elementary winners in the drug awareness poster contest are Wyatt Vogel, second place; Sadie Fearing, first place and Cullen Parent, third place.

 

North Lakes Academy had three winners in the drug awareness poster contest: Hanna Storvik, second place, grades 8-12; Isabel Friesen, third place, grades 6-7 and Sara Schuler, first place, grades 6-7.

North Lakes Academy had three winners in the drug awareness poster contest: Hanna Storvik, second place, grades 8-12; Isabel Friesen, third place, grades 6-7 and Sara Schuler, first place, grades 6-7.

Forest Lake Lion Stev Stegner, left and Lions President Jay Matheson, far right presented poster contest awards to Kaleigh Doboratz, third place in grades 8-12 and to Brittney Severeid, first place in grades 8-12.

Forest Lake Lion Stev Stegner, left and Lions President Jay Matheson, far right presented poster contest awards to Kaleigh Doboratz, third place in grades 8-12 and to Brittney Severeid, first place in grades 8-12.

Forest Lake Elementary winners in the poster contest were (front row) Ethan Mate, third place, grade 5; Caleb Kasa, second place, grade 5, (second row) Lauren Skalsky, first place, grades 3-4; Sara Gutz, first place, grade 5; Natalie Kampshoff, second place, grades 3-4. Also pictured are Lions Jay Matheson, Howard Lestrud and Stev Stegner.

Forest Lake Elementary winners in the poster contest were (front row) Ethan Mate, third place, grade 5; Caleb Kasa, second place, grade 5, (second row) Lauren Skalsky, first place, grades 3-4; Sara Gutz, first place, grade 5; Natalie Kampshoff, second place, grades 3-4. Also pictured are Lions Jay Matheson, Howard Lestrud and Stev Stegner.

First place winner in grades 1-2 was Nahima Gonzalez, a student at Lakes International Language Academy. She is pictured with Forest Lake Lions Club President Jay Matheson, left, and First Vice President Stev Stegner, right.

First place winner in grades 1-2 was Nahima Gonzalez, a student at Lakes International Language Academy. She is pictured with Forest Lake Lions Club President Jay Matheson, left, and First Vice President Stev Stegner, right.

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